Human Reproduction, Emerging Technologies, And Conflicting Rights / Edition 1

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Overview

Blank and Merrick argue that medical advances, changing social values, and novel legal cases challenging conventional notions of reproductive rights, raising questions and creating difficult policy dilemmas.

This volume focuses on the conflicts surrounding reproduction and reproductive rights. Restricted access to abortion, rights of surrogate and biological mothers, the right to control fertility, fetal and embryo research, and a pregnant woman's duty to avoid risk are among the timely issues explored in this book. Conflicts in the maternal-fetal relationship, such as court-ordered intervention, maternal substance abuse, and workplace hazards are also covered.

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Medical advances, changing social values, and novel legal cases are challenging conventional ideas of reproductive rights, raising puzzling questions for all the parties involved--from parents and offspring to doctors, commercial interests, and government policymakers. The authors focus on the conflicts surrounding issues such as abortion, the rights of surrogate and biological mothers, the right to control fertility, and fetal and embryo research. Other timely issues they explore come from conflicts arising in the mother-fetus relationship such as court-ordered intervention, maternal drug and alcohol abuse, and workplace hazards. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871879387
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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